Leonardo And Fincantieri Infrastructure Will Provide The Baggage Handling System For The New MSC Cruises Terminal In Miami

April 3, 2024

MSC Cruises has chosen Leonardo's technology to optimize logistics and baggage handling operations within the cruise terminal in Miami, Florida. In detail, Leonardo will collaborate with Fincantieri Infrastructure, which is carrying out the work, to provide an advanced baggage management and sorting system for the new MSC Cruises Terminal in Miami, the largest in the United States and among the main in the world.

After the successes achieved in the airport sector, and the recent introduction of the baggage handling system in the United States at Denver airport, Leonardo has achieved a new important result. The Miami project, in fact, marks the introduction of the same technology, the cross-belt, in the cruise sector and the beginning of a fruitful collaboration between Leonardo and MSC Cruises.

The new system will be able to simultaneously manage the baggage of three cruise ships and up to 36,000 travelers per day, improving boarding operations, security checks, and delivery times, thus ensuring an efficient service to passengers. The solution includes a screening area with 14 lines and a sorting system based on Leonardo's MBHS (Multisorting Baggage Handling System) sorter, integrated with IT solutions and advanced software for managing baggage flows.

Massimiliano Veltroni, Managing Director of Leonardo's Automation Business Unit, underlined: “The partnership with MSC aims to create a model for future initiatives and to redefine the standards in baggage management in the cruise sector, to become a point of reference in terms of efficiency, reliability, and passenger satisfaction. The project also lays the foundations for the development of baggage handling facilities at future MSC cruise terminals."

“Fincantieri Infrastructure is proud to collaborate with MSC in the construction of the new MSC Cruises Terminal, a large-scale strategic work, an iconic project in the port of Miami, and to collaborate with Leonardo for the dissemination and promotion of the best Italian technology. This is an example that shows how cooperation between large Italian companies allows ‘made in Italy’ to be exported to the world," commented Salvatore Esposito, CEO of Fincantieri Infrastructure.

Gianluca Suprani, Senior Vice President Port Development and Shoreside Activities of MSC Cruises, added: “We are delighted to work with Leonardo and Fincantieri Infrastructure to introduce this cutting-edge technology, and to be the first cruise company to adopt, together with PortMiami, the first airport-level automatic baggage handling system. We work to ensure our guests have the best possible experience, as well as being fully integrated into baggage management, capable of ensuring high levels of satisfaction."